Youth Adaptive Arts
Youth Adaptive Arts is an inclusive program that aims to foster access to the performing arts for young people with functional limitations, or with social maladjustments or learning difficulties.
Through a series of workshops offering an introduction to the performing arts, young people get to explore a new means of self-expression.
The activities target groups of participants who have received advance training from a socio-community, school, cultural, or health organization.
At the conclusion of each series of workshops, the participants are invited to share the fruits of their exploration in a public performance.
Please note that due to the exceptional situation resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, workshops and final performances will take place on-site at participating organizations.
Profile of participants
The Adaptive Arts Program is intended for young people with functional limitations, or with specific needs (physical disabilities, visual impairment, intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, academic difficulties).
Participants must be affiliated with a socio-community, school, cultural, or health organization.
Projects for the 2020-2021 season
For the 2020-2021 season, the Youth Adaptive Arts Program is offering four projects focused on theatre, music, circus arts, and dance.
Each project consists of a series of practical workshops offering an introduction to the performing arts, led by an artist-mediator:
- Tailor-made activities with a human-focused and co-creative approach
- Creative exploratory workshops (theatre, music, circus arts, and dance)
- Artistic observation games
- Meetings, discussions, and artistic creation in which the young people work with professional artists
- Performances by the participants, with professional support and guidance